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  • What makes Loctite "kick"?

    I installed a couple of small Heli-Coils using red loctite. Usually I let this stuff set overnight by the furnace before assmebling, so anything that has squeezed through the coils doesn't also glue the screw in.

    However, after a day and a half this stuff is still very much liquid, and I need to get it assembled, boxed and shipped. What makes Loctite set up?

    Doc.
    Doc's Machine. (Probably not what you expect.)

  • #2
    Absence of air. It's anaerobic.

    It also has something to do with interacting with the metal surface, since Loctite does sell a surface primer, and the stuff works better with some metals than others.
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    • #3
      Loctite is anaerobic; it cures in the absence of oxygen. They sell an activator, but I have never had to use it.

      Here is some interesting information:

      Click Here

      I can't get the link to take. What did I do wrong?

      Whoops, Steve beat me to it.

      [This message has been edited by Joel (edited 06-20-2005).]

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      • #4
        DP

        [This message has been edited by Joel (edited 06-20-2005).]

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        • #5
          If the parts are other than steel or cast iron you will need activator.Sometimes Zylene or acteone works,but the spray activator is best.
          I just need one more tool,just one!

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          • #6
            I thought that too but it works on stainless. I did a job where I used it on SS. (316)
            Rob

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            • #7
              DDP

              [This message has been edited by wierdscience (edited 06-20-2005).]
              I just need one more tool,just one!

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              • #8
                http://www.loctite.com/int_henkel/lo...9%26layout%3D1
                I just need one more tool,just one!

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                • #9
                  I have also found that if there is ANY trace of oils on either part the Loc-tite will not or be very slow to cure.
                  Paying Attention Is Not That Expensive.

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                  • #10
                    If you're loctiteing brass or bronze bushes into steel,best to get it right first time because it sets nearly as quick as super glue.
                    Must be a reaction with the brass.

                    Allan

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                    • #11
                      Hi,

                      Dial 1-800-loctite, ask for tech support. You will get a the info you need from the people that mfg it. Best info you can get.

                      Yours, Jim

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